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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Access Worldwide (Customs Brokers) is seeking an Account Coordinator. This position must manage multiple assignments simultaneously, adopt the tools required to accurately establish procedures, identify and resolve issues and maintain positive relations. Primary responsibilities and duties include: • Responsible for all the day to day activities, for international and domestic freight • Trackin...
Come grow with us! Flint Hills Resources, a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company is growing and we are looking for the best people to grow with us. We are looking for candidates who want to create long term value, who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, and who want to find fulfillment in what they do. If this sounds like you, then we invite you to apply to join the Flint Hill...
Responsibilities • Deliver orders to customers • Organize stocks and maintain inventory • Process and package goods • Restock materials • Track inventory Skills • Excellent communication skills • Good memorization skills • Good physical strength • Works well in a team Compensation $10.00 per hour Position Type Full-Time...
CDL - Class A Local Truck Driver Mr. Bult's Inc. – Warsaw, VA CDL CLASS A LOCAL DRIVER Mr. Bult’s is looking for CDL Truck drivers in the Warsaw, VA Area. Mr. Bult’s Inc. is the nation’s largest semi-truck waste transportation company; hauling trash for companies like Republic, Waste Management, and Advanced Disposal. Salary has the potential to be $60,000+ a year, our pay is a per job basis wh...
Job Description Experienced company or IC Tank Truck drivers preferably night shift. We deliver Gasoline, Diesel, and Jet fuel in the Delaware Valley area. We offer excellent Health, Dental, and Vision insurance. We also have paid vacations, paid holidays, short and long term disability policies, and a 401k plan. We require training for anybody without gas experience. Training is paid for company...
Linde is currently seeking a Bulk Driver to join the team in the Antioch, Tennessee area. Job Responsibilities: ▪ Safely drive Linde commercial motor vehicles exhibiting defensive driving using Smith System principles ▪ Utilize all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all aspects of daily tasks ▪ Work in accordance with all DOT and Linde standards and policies including but not limited to Sp...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment on/off the Safety Lane and around the yard Ma...
Our direct client has immediate openings for Drivers to drive a regional circuit and pick up books. Candidates must have 2+ years employer-based driving, clean drivers record, and DOT card. Job Purpose: Transports and delivers books by operating a truck. Duties: * Determines condition of vehicle by inspecting vehicle before and after use; logging inspection; reporting requirements. * Ensures ...
Company: Yoh Front Desk Buyer is needed for a 12 month contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Pittsburgh, PA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Experience in Procurement, Materials Management, Supply Chain - Profound financial analysis skills What You'll Be Doing: - Manage Non-Strategic Spend (tactical spend) by conducting buying for lower dollar/ lower risk goods...
JOB PURPOSE: Operates a route that leaves from and returns to the Service Center daily. Drives and maintains company vehicles as assigned. Verifies accuracy of lading documents as relates to items, products and parts for shuttle to and from customer locations and Service Center. Interacts with customers for transportation and shuttle-service issues. Ensures "Product Respect" through proper handlin...
Job Qualification: Staff 2 Department: Material Service Position summary: Oversee the receiving, warehouse & pulling process for raw material. Reviewing production RM needs vs. available inventory to ensure any shortages are communicated and a recovery plan is in place. Research & countermeasure inventory variances caused by material receiving or material handling errors. Qualifications (Basic ...
Our client is seeking to add a Purchasing Manager at it's corporate offices located on the southeast side of Columbus. The company is looking for an experienced individual who will take control and develop the purchasing process. Will work closely with estimating and project managers, to evaluate and improve current purchasing processes and negotiate prices. Experience with job costing system is ...
Prairieland Foods is seeking Full-Time Delivery Drivers Responsible for driving and delivery of dairy products to customers Some weekend delivery days may be required Must have the ability to repetitively lift, pull and push 50+ pounds CDL Class A required Require high school diploma or completed GED One yr of local delivery experience preferred. Benefits Include: Local Deliveries (Home at Night),...
Purchasing Assistant - Inventory Control Growing company in Edison, New Jersey is looking for a professional result driven Purchasing Assistant – Inventory Control Position Summary To provide technical and administrative assistance to the Purchasing department by assisting with reports, documents and spreadsheets. Responsibilities includes data entry, maintaining and entering purchase orders, m...
JFC International Inc. Food Distributor seeking Full time Class A Driver with experience. Multiple stop deliveries. Out of town no more than 3 nights. Great Benefit, 401K available. Please resume with MVR to: Email: ***** FAX: 770-263-9790...
We will be recruiting and hiring Temporary Seasonal Company Drivers to haul mail during our Holiday Peak Season. Drivers hired will be work in the period between 11/23/14 – 12/28/14*. JOB SUMMARY OR PURPOSE: To transport mail along a designated route to or between U.S. Postal facilities. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Driver will complete a pre-trip and post trip inspection of the truck and tr...
Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the middle of the action every day, making the connections that...
Purpose Provide administrative support to the Buying department. Generate correspondence and reports as required using MS Word; generate and update weekly, period and quarterly reports using Excel spreadsheets and graphs as required by department staff; assist in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations; copy, fax and mail information as needed to Stores, District Managers, Regional Managers, ...
Warehouse/ Distribution Clerk Full time positions working in a parts warehouse, picking, packing and shipping auto parts. Second shift assignment (nights). Starting rate $14.75 per hour. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, requiring prolonged standing/walk-ing and mobile equipment licensing. Drug testing required. Forward resume with contact information to: GM CCA 2200 Willis Mille...
Primary Job Function: Responsible for ensuring all jobs scheduled for the next day have all material and equipment pulled. Track material returns by job and return to stock. Responsible for all materials, supplies, etc. that leave the shop have been properly filled out on a material sheet. List all overstocked items and give to Installation Coordinator for return to vendor. Check and put away sto...

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